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PSA Peugeot Citroen to Host FIRST Automotive Material Intelligence Consortium

The project is targeting material challenges including lightweighting, emissions reduction and supply chain risk.

Granta Design has revealed the initial members of the new Automotive Material Intelligence Consortium, which is hosted by PSA Peugeot Citroen in Paris on October 23.

Among the collaborative are members from General Motors, Jaguar Land Rover, KSPG AC and PSA. The project is targeting material challenges including lightweighting, emissions reduction, supply chain risk and integrating materials into design, simulation and PLM (product lifecycle management).

The three-year initiative will bring together further OEMs (original equipment manufacturing) and suppliers in the automotive and off-highway vehicle sectors, a press release states. The project is open to any organization in related sectors interested in applying materials information technology.

“Many of the strategic challenges facing the automotive sector come down to materials,” said Patrick Coulter, chief operating officer, Granta Design. “As the software developer for AutoMatIC, Granta is delighted to be working with many world-leading automotive OEMs and Tier 1’s. Right from the start of the project, members will benefit from the most advanced materials information management system available today. Guided by the AutoMatIC members, we are developing the system to meet every challenge that these organizations face, related to materials and materials information, now and in the future.”

For more information, visit Granta Design.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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